Keri Brown

Reporter

Keri Brown is a reporter and host at WFDD.  She comes to the Triad from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, where she served as the Chief Bureau Reporter for the Northern Panhandle. Prior to her time at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Keri was the head assignment editor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling and a field producer and assignment manager at WPGH Fox 53 in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Ohio University.

Keri has also served as an adjunct professor at Wheeling Jesuit University and Bethany College in West Virginia. She enjoys covering business and education stories. Keri has worked with the Center for Educational Technologies in Wheeling, W. Va. and other NASA centers across the country to develop several stories about the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in the classroom. 

Keri won a 2011 PRNDI award for her spot news coverage during the funeral for five Guilford County children who died in a murder-suicide shooting rampage.

The West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association awarded first place in the Feature category for her 2010 story about steel communities suffering from layoffs. Keri also received an Associated Press Award for Best Enterprise Reporting in 2005 for her story about drug trafficking in Wheeling.

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Housing
3:14 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

New Website Offers Resources to Help Residents in Appalachia Lower Their Electric Bills

Some electric cooperatives in North Carolina and other southeastern states provide home energy loans to help residents weatherize their homes and update their heating equipment.
Credit Keri Brown

Residents in North Carolina and seven other southeastern states have a new  resource to help them save money and energy. The non-profit organization called Appalachian Voices recently unveiled a new website called “The Energy Savings Action Center”.

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Health
5:38 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Third Child Sickened in Davidson County From Apparent E coli Infection

Officials with the Davidson County Health Department are conducting interviews in the Western part of the county. They are trying to find the source of an E coli outbreak. So far, three children are believed to have been sickened from the bacteria.
Credit Davidson County Health Department

Two Tyro Middle School students remain hospitalized after contracting an apparent E. coli infection. Now a third student from a different school is believed to have been sickened from the bacteria. Late Monday, the Davidson County Health Department announced that doctors were able to lab confirm the third case as E. coli.

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Education
2:48 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Elementary Schools in Forsyth County Will Get Big Security Uprades

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Officials and emergency officials are planning a mock shooting training exercise at a local high school this summer. This picture was taken in August, 2013 during the shooting incident at Carver High School.
Credit Keri Brown

Schools across the country have been re-evaluating their security measures since the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings last December, including the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. But a school shooting at Carver High School in August prompted school officials and the board to take action immediately.  As a result, parents, teachers and staff will see some big changes in 2014.

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Health
1:28 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Beating the Holiday Blues

Set realistic goals for the holidays. Mental Health experts say don't be afraid to say no to family and friends when you feel overwhelmed with stress.
Credit by Alice Harold via flickr

Are you feeling overwhelmed with holiday stress? Well you’re probably are not alone. But Andy Hagler, the executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, Inc., says the family and social demands surrounding the holiday season can be mastered. He recently sat down with WFDD’s Keri Brown to share his tips for coping with holiday stress.

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Crime
4:16 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Hanes Mall Kidnapping Hoax

Winston-Salem Police say the attempted kidnapping incident at Hanes Mall was determined to be a domestic assault, which occurred at another location.
Credit Keri Brown

There was no attempted kidnapping at the Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem over the weekend.

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